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Grand Island: 260 teams signed up for Gus Macker
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
The hoops for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament have arrived on the Island in advance of the event, which will take place on Grand Island Boulevard. The baskets were delivered Sunday night after their use in the Gus Macker 3-on-3 tournament in Olean last weekend.
Grand Island High School: Physics workshop hosted for master teachers
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island High School hosted an afternoon workshop session for high school physics teachers from across the state in association with Buffalo State and the New York State Master Teacher Program.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Books to Bike winners announced
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library has announced the winners of its Books to Bike contest.
Grand Island: Conservatives announce slate of candidates
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
The Conservative Committee of Grand Island has announced its endorsed slate of candidates for town government.
Ransomville Speedway: Alex Friesen Summer Nationals rescheduled
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 07:00 am
Ransomville Speedway management has announced the Alex Friesen Summer Nationals Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series, rained out Aug. 4, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Reminder: Jazz Festival street closing
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 07:00 am
In order to accommodate the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival vendors and musicians - not to mention the event's patrons - a portion of Center Street will be closed next weekend.
'Jazz Mass' at St. Peter's
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 07:00 am
For the first time, the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival is partnering with St. Peter's R.C. Church to incorporate a "Jazz Mass" and concert in conjunction with the festival. The Rev. Msgr. David LiPuma has embraced the opportunity to partner with community events like this one.
Offices of Collins and Gillibrand to host assistance to firefighters grant workshops
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 07:00 am
The offices of Congressman Chris Collins and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will host two informational workshops where staff members with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide an overview of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
Lewiston: Amidst complaints, jet boat companies look to appease residents
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:00 pm
Village of Lewiston waterfront residents filled the Red Brick Municipal Building boardroom Monday, asking trustees to enact a speed limit curtailing wake left by passing jet boats.
First Chestnut Ridge Tennis Tournament still accepting registration for inaugural summer event
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:20 pm
Entries are still being accepted for the first Chestnut Ridge Summer Classic Tennis Tournament, set to take place later this month at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park.
Cuomo: New York state campgrounds on track for record-high attendance
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced attendance at New York State Parks campgrounds is on pace for another record-setting year, and reminded New Yorkers that many of the state's finest camping facilities are open for fall camping well into the autumn months.
Art auction to benefit Community Missions
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:15 pm
Community Missions will hold its 2015 art auction Friday, Sept. 18, at the Sheraton at the Falls. This biannual event aims to raise awareness and funds for the agency programs and the marginalized population it serves. The event continues Community Missions' yearlong celebration of its 90th anniversary.
Ad Club's 'Big Tip-Off' raises a record $6,000-plus
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:15 pm
The Advertising Club of Buffalo is proud to announce more than $6,000 was raised for student scholarships at yesterday's fifth annual "Big Tip-Off" event.
Poloncarz, Hoak honor Norman and Nancy Taylor as August Seniors of the Month
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak and enthusiastic seniors at the Alden Senior Center to honor Mr. and Mrs. Norman and Nancy Taylor as "Seniors of the Month" for August.
Niagara County clinical practices join HEALTHeLINK
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:25 am
HEALTHeLINK today announced the Niagara County Department of Mental Health in Lockport, Schoellkopf Health Center in Niagara Falls, Tuscarora Health Center in Lewiston, YJH Medical in Niagara Falls and Yong B. Chi in Newfane are among the newest organizations to participate in Western New York's clinical information exchange.
Grand Island residents blast proposed local law at hearing
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:10 am
A draft local law on amending R-2 zoning district regulations, inspired by the opposition to Lighthouse Pointe project, was lambasted by residents at a public hearing Monday during a Grand Island Town Board meeting.
White Cane Drive
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:10 am
The Grand Island Lions Club held its White Cane Drive on Aug. 14 and 15. Money raised helps the Lions help the blind.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Multiple emergencies occur during power outage
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:05 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski reported that Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters and medics handled several emergency incidents during a major power outage affecting approximately 3,858 National Grid customers Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Obit: Shirley J. Runions
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:00 am
Shirley J. Runions, a former longtime Grand Island resident, passed away Aug. 14, 2015.
Obit: Marilyn J. Mesmer
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island resident Marilyn J. (née Flessel) Mesmer entered into rest Aug. 15, 2015.
Pieces of the Past: Porter Historical Society Museum
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:00 am
The Town of Porter Historical Society Museum is just four rooms (and their connected hallways), but there's a lot of history packed into those walls.
Wheatfield: O'Neill pleads not guilty
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
Michael O'Neill, the Wheatfield man charged in a blast that injured him July 21, made his first appearance Wednesday in federal court.
Coptic Orthodox Church opens doors
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
It started as a way to welcome the surrounding community and educate the public on the history and traditions of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
'Hands On' to clean up a city street
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
North Tonawanda's Oliver Street has a wealth of history as a business district, a melting pot and a home to many of the city's notable organizations.
Helping with H.O.P.E.
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
Michael O'Connor is a survivor.
Town of Niagara: Residents air development concerns
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
The possibility of new neighbors in the Town of Niagara has some nearby residents concerns. Several Sweet Home Road residents spoke up at Tuesday's Town Board meeting about worries ranging from water to noise to taxes to traffic and even asbestos.
Moving in to a dorm or apartment this month? BBB has tips for a seamless move
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 07:00 am
It's getting to be that time of summer where college students across the country prepare to head back for another school year and move into their new apartments for fall semester.
Canalside caps off summer concert series with R&B group En Vogue
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 03:05 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced its successful Thursday night concert series will culminate with tonight's performance from R&B trio En Vogue.
New York state's unemployment rate drops to 5.4 percent
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 02:50 pm
In July, New York state's private-sector job count climbed by 19,300, or 0.2 percent, to 7,831,700, a new record high, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the New York State Department of Labor.
NBC Sports to present unprecedented live coverage of U.S. Olympic Team trials marathon in February 2016
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 02:30 pm
NBC Sports Group, the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Track & Field, and LA MARATHON announced today NBC will broadcast unprecedented live coverage of the U.S. Olympic Team trials marathon for men and women from Los Angeles beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.
Schneiderman announces targeted advertising campaign to help Buffalo-area homeowners avoid foreclosure rescue scams
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 02:05 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a targeted advertising campaign and consumer education initiative to help Buffalo homeowners spot, avoid and report mortgage rescue scams.
Town of Niagara to host candidates' forum
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:50 pm
A new citizens' group called Town Citizen and Residents for Good Government will host a candidates' forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Calvin Richards Community Center, Veterans Park, Lockport Road, Niagara Falls.
A Taste of East Aurora: Savory Scoops stops by a sweet and savory one-stop café
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:35 pm
Nestled in the quaint historic Village of East Aurora is a café that has the community buzzing.
Savory Scoops: El Cubilete feeds Mexican fix
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:25 pm
El Cubilete is the newest Mexican restaurant in Niagara Falls, and it is hot! Located at 9400 Niagara Falls Blvd., this cantina opened in November and has steadily grown in popularity over the months.
Roemer appointed as magistrate judge
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:00 pm
The district judges of the Western District of New York have announced the appointment of Michael J. Roemer, Esq., of Youngstown as a magistrate judge. Roemer won unanimous selection to fill the seat vacated by the Hon. Hugh B. Scott, who will continue to serve as a recall magistrate judge for the district.
Collins announces $362,505 in grants for six local fire companies
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $362,505 in federal funding for six local fire companies:
Hundreds enjoy ArtsParked
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 04:50 pm
ArtsParked was a great day to be at Artpark on Saturday, Aug. 15. With 87 artists and crafters, music on two stages all day and seven food trucks, there was something for everyone.
Chris Tomlin to release 'ADORE: Christmas Songs of Worship' this October
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:45 pm
Grammy and Billboard Music Award winner Chris Tomlin saw his longtime vision come to life last week as more than 35,000 people came together for Worship Night In America events, selling out Madison Square Garden, Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheater and Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena.
$15,000 from First Niagara to help Urban Roots as it grows its presence in Buffalo neighborhood and positively impacts community
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:45 pm
Urban Roots Community Garden Center became a reality nine years ago when a group of residents on Buffalo's West Side decided to develop a cooperative garden center in their neighborhood to keep dollars in the City of Buffalo.
Niagara County Peach Festival to hold cheerleading competition
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:45 pm
Niagara County Peach Festival Chairman Gerry Gismondi has announced there will be a cheerleading competition Friday, Sept. 11, at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston. Competition will be held for high school varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads or youth football and all-star squads.